International Trade Statistics, September 2019
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released data on the flow of export and import in September 2019.
Data from the Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 0.1% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to 257.3 million euros, compared to a deficit of 257.1 million euros in 2018. Exports cover imports by 13.0%.
Exports of goods in September 2019 amounted to 38.4 million euros, while imports amounted to 295.7 million euros, an increase by 4.7% for export, and an increase by 0.6% for imports, compared to the same period in 2018.
According to the data of the main groups for exports: 35.9% of exports are base metals and articles thereof; 13.0% are made of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 12.1% are mineral products; 9.8% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.1% are plant products; 5.1% make up the various manufactured articles; 3.3% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
According to the data of the main groups for imports: 14.6% are mineral products; 11.8% are base metals and articles thereof; 11.8% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 11.5% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.4% make up the means of transport; 7.3% are products of the chemical industry; 6.5% are made up of plastics, rubber and articles thereof.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 12.8 million euros, or about 33.5% of total exports, an increase by 25.5%. The main partners for export of goods to the EU are Germany (9.3%), Netherlands (4.2%), Denmark (3.9%), Italy (3.8%), Great Britain (3.6%), and other.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries reached about 142.3 million euros, or 48.1% of total imports, with an increase of 14.7%. The highest share of imports was from Germany (12.2%), Italy (6.5%), Greece (5.2%), Slovenia (3.9%), Bulgaria (3.3%), etc.
In September 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 16.0 million euros, or 41.8% of total exports, up by 6.3%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (18.0%), Macedonia (10.3%), Serbia (6.7%), and Montenegro (4.8%).
Kosovo's imports from CEFTA countries in September 2019 amounted to 42.5 million euros, or 14.4% of total imports, with a decrease by (-48.2%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Macedonia (6.9%), Albania (6.2%), and Serbia (0.2%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries in the world amounted to 9.4 million euros, or 24.7%. The most important partners for exports from these countries are India (12.4%) and Switzerland (7.0%).
Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 110.8 million euro, or 37.5%. The countries with the highest share of imports for this group were Turkey (13.7%) and China (8.8%).